Acclaimed for international experience in community development, interfaith dialogue and government liaison, Rabbi Jeremy Lawrence is an engaging facilitator, interviewer and host.
Jeremy's background in law has seen these skills used for mediation and dispute resolution.
With 25 years as a senior congregational rabbi, Jeremy Lawrence has a proven reputation as a captivating public speaker, broadcaster and educator within and beyond the Jewish community.
In his work as a Rabbi, Jeremy has an extensive interfaith presence:
He was a co-founder of the Auckland Interfaith Forum, Jewish Vice President, CCJ Auckland & Sydney, is a graduate of the Windsor Senior Faith Leadership Programme, is a committee member and presenter at the Global Foundation Roundtable in Rome. He presented at the Parliament of World Religions, Melbourne and the Kaiciid Forum in Vienna. He is a leader in Scriptural Reasoning, presenting at the Greenfield Festival and online.
He was invited by the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney to deliver the Jewish welcome to Pope Benedict XVI and gave the Jewish address at Sydney St Mary's Cathedral 10th Anniversary Commemoration of 9/11.
He has led the Jewish participation in Australian government initiatives including the Australian National Dialogue of Christians, Jews & Moslems. and led multi faith encouraging Organ Donation in Australia with Sharelife.
Jeremy is an accredited Mediator under the UK Society of Mediators.
He has a degree in Jurisprudence from Oxford University, trained in arbitration in Sydney and presented to the Law Faculty in the University of Wollongong.
Jeremy was instrumental in the establishment of the Jewish Arbitration and Mediation Service (JAMS) in Sydney, providing alternative dispute resolution under the aegis of the Sydney Beth Din.
His seminar on Jewish and Civil Law is the basis of a chapter in a book published by Routlege. His address to the Sydney Law Service 2010 was published in the Australian Law Journal.
You are only leading, if someone else is following.
Ahead of the pack is not the head of the pack.
Jeremy has worked with representative Jewish organisations in the UK, New Zealand & Australia advising on community concerns such as anti-semitism and shechita.
He played a significant role in engaging Australian faith communities and opening up avenues for religious organ donation.
He has championed sustainable development goals and ethical benchmarking of enterprise at The Global Foundation International Roundtables in Rome.